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According to Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, older adults should engage in 150 – 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise (walking, weight-lifting and other low-intensity activities) or 75-150 minutes a week of vigorous physical activity (jogging, running, swimming, biking and other high-intensity activities).

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Researchers analyzed data from nearly 936,000 patients age 65 and older who received a flu vaccine and an equal number of individuals who did not. They found that, over a four-year period, those who had at least one flu shot were 40 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who were unvaccinated.

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Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) falls in the United States – making falls the leading cause of injury and death in that age group.

The good news, many falls are preventable – which is the focus of National Fall Prevention Awareness Week. From September 18 – 24, we’ll be joining with other organizations to raise awareness about fall prevention and helping older adults live without the fear of falling. Continue reading Raising Awareness About Fall Prevention

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Resources for Families

Your mom and dad have lived safely and independently in their home for more than 50

years, but lately you’ve noticed things are a little off – there’s spoiled food in the fridge, mom’s hair is no longer perfectly styled and dad spends most of the day watching Gunsmoke re-runs.

Is it time to start thinking about moving them to an assisted living community?

Not necessarily.

Continue reading Seven Benefits of Home Care

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Looking for something to do when the kids go back to school?

Have you thought about professional caregiving?

At the Tudor Oaks Home Care, we offer flexible schedules that that allow busy moms to make extra money and do meaningful work without missing their kids’ school plays, soccer practice or other family events.

Continue reading Professional Caregiving Is The Perfect Career for Busy Moms

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